TSU Men’s Basketball Inks Emmanuel Egbuta
Monday, April 23, 2018
TSU Men’s Basketball Inks Emmanuel Egbuta

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins added to his frontcourt for the 2018-19 season with the signing of Emmanuel Egbuta (Bronx, N.Y.). The 6’7” junior college transfer from Navarro College in Texas will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“Emmanuel is an electrifying player who will have an immediate impact on our roster,” Collins said. “His ability to play above the rim on offense and guard multiple positions on defense are attributes we really needed. Emmanuel has relentless pursuit of the ball and possesses a special ability of rebounding. His addition will bolster our frontcourt and gives us another guy that fits our style of play.”

Emmanuel Egbuta  |  6-7  |  Forward  |  Junior in 2018-19
Bronx, N.Y.  |  Navarro College

  • The athletic forward from New York played his first two collegiate seasons for Michael Landers at Navarro College – a junior college in Texas
  • Earned NJCAA Region XIV Second Team All-North Zone and Second Team All-Region during his sophomore season in 2017-18
  • Team’s second-leading scorer with 13.6 points per game while leading the way with 7.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a sophomore
  • Posted 17 games with 10 or more points including four with 20-plus points in 2017-18
  • Had two 26-point scoring efforts
  • Finished with seven games with 10 or more rebounds as a sophomore and had a total of 21 games with six or more boards
  • Averaged 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during his freshman season
  • Had 10 games scoring in double figures and 12 six-plus rebounding efforts as a freshman
  • Graduated from Wings Academy in New York where he played high school basketball 
  • Joins guards Monty Johal (Springfield, Mo.) and Michael Littlejohn (Muskegon, Mich.) as well as fellow forward Damarri Moore (Brooklyn, N.Y.) as student-athletes who have officially signed with TSU since Collins took over the program on March 26, 2018

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